The chefs delight with their skillfully prepared innovative cuisine at the award-winning 50 Bistro restaurant
The George offers a variety of beautiful Christchurch wedding venues to choose from:
The stunning romantic private garden of The Residence, a private house adjoining the Hotel, and Parkview which offer spectacular views of the River Avon and Hagley Park, or you can opt for the exclusive use of both areas. For more intimate gatherings the residence dining room and cocktail area combined with the garden and is the perfect venue to indulge yourselves and your guests.
All of our wedding packages are tailored to the size, scope, and budget of your personal event. Our events team will help create a wedding day that is delightfully yours. From menus to wine selections, and table dressings, a wedding at The George reflects your choices and personality.
The George can seat up to 80 guests and can provide accommodation for both the wedding party and guests. Another bonus is abundant free car parking allowing easy access for your guests. With over 30 years of experience, you can be assured you have chosen one of the most elegant wedding venues in Christchurch.
Superb catering is a hallmark of our award-winning restaurants, our Executive Chef, Chanaka Jayabahu, maintains these same standards to the menus designed for you and your guests.
We have a range of New Zealand wedding packages and menu styles for you to consider. Perhaps you dream of a lavish high tea with champagne or an elegant reception in the style of the 1920s art deco era with canapes and champagne.
Seated (plated) menus are also available which cater to the more traditional seated and fully served menu option.
Buffet style offers a relaxed full meal service while a family-style menu with shared platters of cuisine on each of your guest tables offers a convivial atmosphere.
Only at The George can you enjoy the flair and style of our award-winning chefs with the signature service of our genuine and attentive team.
An overnight stay in one of The George's 52 rooms and suites is an ideal end to the day's celebrations. Group bookings are available if you are looking to fly family and friends into the city for your big day.
Overnight guests can dine in 50 Bistro and enjoy a stroll around Hagley Park, enjoy a therapeutic treatment at one of Christchurch's divine spa experiences, or take in the sites and experiences of Christchurch's many activities.
With a range of elegant wedding venues with accommodation for you and your guests to enjoy so, you can create memories to reflect upon in the years to come.
If you are having your wedding at one of the other venues in Christchurch, making The George your base in the city gives you a place to unwind, relax and indulge at the end of each day.
The George Hotel - Preferred Suppliers
Wedding dresses/formal wear
Robyn Cliffe Couturiere
Wilkins Formal Wear
Puree – Christchurch Entertainment Bureau (James)
Acoustic Solutions – Playtime Promotions (Dalice)
Jenny Burtt 03 351 7980 website
Kim Chan 021 122 4082 website
// wedding décor hire
A Grand Affair 03 377 7438
Wedding décor planning & design
Emma Newman Weddings
Suzanne Carson Wedding Professionals
Hair & make-up
Clarity Press 03 379 8073 website
Planning Your Perfect Wedding Day
From the many hundreds of wonderful weddings we have held here at The George Hotel we have put together our "Must-Do" checklist. We hope it helps you to plan that perfect day, and to cherish the special memories through your future lives together.
Engaged six - eighteen months
- Discuss your budget and type of wedding you want
- Decide on The George as your preferred venue
- Set date and time of wedding
- Compile guest list
- Choose your bridal party
- Book photographer, videographer, entertainment, florist, celebrant and transport
- Start considering dresses and suits
Three - six months
- Finalise your wedding dress
- Choose other attire for rest of bridal party
- Choose theme you wish to have for your wedding
- Select stationery-invitations, place names, thank-you cards etc.
- Decide on your wedding cake
- Plan your honeymoon
- Choose wedding rings
- Organise gift registry if having one
- Decide on order of service
- Write your vows
- Send out invitations
- Confirm flowers
- Apply for marriage licence
- Discuss ceremony with celebrant
- Dress fittings
- Start organising seating plan
- Try out hair and make-up
- Confirm all venue details – menus, beverages, décor etc.
- Confirm photographer, videographer, entertainment, florist and transport
- Final dress fitting
- Wedding rehearsal
- Check everyone knows what they are doing/responsible for
Relax and enjoy your wedding!
Contact our expert team at The George hotel - let us help plan your perfect day...